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Police: Body found sans hand near DC bridge is Maryland teen

May 20, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say a body found under a Washington, D.C., bridge is that of a missing Maryland teen.

District police on Friday told news outlets that the body has been identified as 16-year-old Eberson Guerra-Sanchez, of Frederick, Maryland.

Frederick Police Lt. Kirk Henneberry says Guerra-Sanchez was reported missing on April 26. The next day, police found the teen’s body near the Potomac River. Tuscarora High School Principal Christopher S. Berry says Guerra-Sanchez was a ninth grader at the school.

Guerra-Sanchez’s body was discovered just days before Maryland authorities found the remains of another missing teen near a shoreline, this time in Riverdale. Prince George’s County police have said that teen, 14-year-old Ariana Funes-Diaz, was killed by MS-13 members.

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